Over a hundred guests packed into the Man About Modernism‘s South Palm Springs house on a balmy afternoon for the eponymous cocktail party celebrating the Man’s official arrival in Palm Springs, so to speak.  On show, besides the charming host himself, was his considerable and eclectic private stash of art, artifacts, and 20th century design objets.  Collins delivered a lovely welcome speech that evolved into a sincere love letter American design in general; our ingenuity and adventurous spirit.  As the intrepid guide for Modernism Week’s first-ever original web series which took viewers inside the best and brightest of the 11-day festival (which can be likened to Woodstock in the Desert for Modernists!), Collins was truly a gracious host.  The series concluded today with a series finale episode filmed at the Man About Modernism party.

de LaB thanks all of our guests who came from far and wide to attend this lovely fete (including one of Collins’ adoring fans who flew in all the way from Tennessee!)  We hope to see you next year when Modernism Week celebrates its 10-year anniversary.  All we can say now is that we’re already planning for 2015. For now, check out all the Man About Modernism episodes here and get ready to buy your tickets for 2015!